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Managing Common Neonatal Respiratory Conditions During Transport

Coe, Kristi L. RNC-NIC, MSN, NNP-BC, CPNP; Jamie, Scott F. RRT, NPS; Baskerville, Rosland M. RRT, NPS

Section Editor(s): Zukowsky, Ksenia

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000120
Beyond the Basics

As neonatal care in the tertiary setting advances, neonatal transport teams are challenged with incorporating these innovations into their work environment. One of the largest areas of advancement over the last decade involves respiratory support and management. Many major respiratory treatments and the equipment required have been adapted for transport, whereas others are not yet feasible. This article reviews the history of respiratory management during neonatal transport and discusses current methodologies and innovations in transport respiratory management.

Wake Forest Baptist Health/Brenner Children's Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Correspondence: Kristi L. Coe, RNC-NIC, MSN, NNP-BC, CPNP, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 (

The authors thank Steve Block, MD, for the historical perspective of neonatal ventilation and Tammy Haithcox, RN, MSN, Six Sigma Black Belt, for assistance with the airway algorithm.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

© 2014 by The National Association of Neonatal Nurses